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Is dark purple a normal colour for an uncircumcised five year old boy penis?

(8 Posts)
Nellibelly Tue 03-May-16 14:21:49

Sorry for this subject matter but I don't want to rush to the doctor unnecessarily. Recently I have discovered that my son has a dark purple penis head, I am a little shocked at the colour. He doesn't complain of any pain but I am so worried about the colour. Is it normal? A few mothers have suggested I tell him to pull the skin back in the bath, but I don't understand why it won't just stretch over by itself. (my husband is circumcised so he doesn't know what to do either really.)

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 14:23:26

Leave well alone and monitor smile

SuburbanRhonda Tue 03-May-16 14:23:42

Take him to the GP.

orangepudding Tue 03-May-16 14:26:38

I would ask his GP to have a look.

My sons foreskin doesn't retract, I've been advised not to tell him to pull it back.

BathshebaDarkstone Tue 03-May-16 14:38:05

I'd go to the GP.

needsadrinky Tue 03-May-16 18:35:48

Go to the gp but your ds should be pulling back his foreskin gently at this age to clean in the bath, we've had issues with ds1 & ds3 foreskin and this is what the doctor told us to do from 2 years to prevent the need to see a specialist and a circumcision.

dementedpixie Tue 03-May-16 18:40:13

Do you mean when he pulls the foreskin back the head of his penis is purple? My ds's was like that too so I don't think it's an issue. Some foreskins don't retract until puberty so it's not an problem if it doesn't retract at age 5

dementedpixie Tue 03-May-16 18:42:18

Or do you mean the foreskin is stuck in the retracted position, in which case you should see a GP quickly

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